Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (February 11, 2002) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today announced that it would fund the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity house in the Fort Bend area. Employee volunteers from Kelsey-Seybold’s First Colony, Quail Valley, Sugar Land, Katy and other area clinics will be trading in their white physician’s coats and uniforms for tool belts, and will be swinging hammers and raising walls as they work together to help build this home.
Kelsey-Seybold’s initial contribution of $40,000 to Habitat for Humanity will fund construction of the home. This project allows employees of Kelsey-Seybold Clinics to reach out to fellow citizens in need. Kelsey-Seybold volunteers will begin construction on the home on March 16, and estimate completion of the project within 9 weeks. Habitat for Humanity invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families who need help.
“Our team at Kelsey Seybold Clinic is proud that we can help improve the lives of one Fort Bend family by making the dream of home ownership a reality. We value this partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and look forward to working together to build the home,” states Dr. Richard Byrd, MD, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
Kelsey-Seybold has multiple locations in the southwest Houston, Fort Bend and Katy areas, including our regional specialty center at First Colony. Our First Colony Clinic is located in Medical Office Building #2 on three floors of the Methodist Health Care Center in Sugar Land, offering care and services for Newborn Care, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Endocrinology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Audiology, Podiatry, Dietetic Services, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Allergy, Cardiology and Rheumatology.
Other area clinics include our Sugar Land Clinic located at 2121 Williams Trace Boulevard in Sugar Land, our Quail Valley Clinic located at 2715 Cypress Point in Missouri City and our Katy Clinic located at 21660 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy.
Founded in 1949, the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic combines the expertise of over 250 physicians in 39 specialties and subspecialties, practicing in more than 20 clinics throughout the area. Kelsey-Seybold physicians bring innovative ideas and vision to a health care delivery system that currently serves over 300,000 patients through health insurance and managed care plans, employer groups, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its research affiliate, the Kelsey Research Foundation, is engaged in outcomes-based research studies designed to improve community health through information and education.
Habitat for Humanity International is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 83 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.
The following community partners generously provided additional support for Kelsey-Seybold’s Habitat for Humanity project: Office Depot, Pfizer, Tap Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 650 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 36 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for seven consecutive years.
Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.
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